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Preview: Majestic folk music at Studenterhuset

For fans of folk, Simon Finn’s sublime voice is enlightening

The student bar Studenterhuset is no longer just a secret place for international students in Copenhagen: The student card gives free access every Wednesday evening to the International Nights, mostly for international students, where a resident DJ juggles with current commercial hits, and types of music you can easily dance to.

However, the student bar also hosts numerous concerts with artists more or less renowned from pop, rock and folk. Thursday 2 February, the English singer-songwriter Simon Finn will honour us with his presence for only DKK 80.

Follower of Leonard Cohen, he came back in 2004 after 35 years of absence to give us the shivers with a different tone. He offers a clever folk close to Nick Drake, but with a more nasal voice. The result is convincing, rich in emotion. We are under the spell of his voice.

Worked with Blur

Listening to Simon Finn is travelling in an intense atmosphere where we remember our Magic Moments. On the whole, his music is euphonious, both by his complete mastery of the acoustic guitar and by his smooth voice.

For a brief view, visit the official website where you can find recordings, notably one in close co-operation with Graham Coxon, the lead guitarist of Blur.

Let’s meet each other at the Studenterhuset (closed to Nørreport Station) to get into the music of Simon Finn!

Otherwise, we suggest ‘Jerusalem’ an exquisite song from Pass The Distance album (1970).

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